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  • LATE VICTORIAN HOLOCAUSTS: El Nino Famines and the Making of the Third World. by Davis, Mike.
    Davis, Mike.
    LATE VICTORIAN HOLOCAUSTS: El Nino Famines and the Making of the Third World.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & London: Verso, (2011) dj. Hardcover first edition - A fascinating book by this winner of a MacArthur "genius" award, a combination of history, political economy, meteorology and ecology. It "focuses on three zones of drought and subsequent famine: India, Northern China; and Northeastern Brazil. All were affected by the same global climatic factors that caused massive crop failures, and all experienced brutal famines that decimated local populations. But the effects of drought were magnified in each case because of singularly destructive policies promulgated by different ruling elites. Davis argues that the seeds of underdevelopment in what later became known as the Third World were sown in this era of High Imperialism, as the price for capitalist…

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    New York & London: Verso, (2011) dj. Hardcover first edition - A fascinating book by this winner of a MacArthur "genius" award, a combination of history, political economy, meteorology and ecology. It "focuses on three zones of drought and subsequent famine: India, Northern China; and Northeastern Brazil. All were affected by the same global climatic factors that caused massive crop failures, and all experienced brutal famines that decimated local populations. But the effects of drought were magnified in each case because of singularly destructive policies promulgated by different ruling elites. Davis argues that the seeds of underdevelopment in what later became known as the Third World were sown in this era of High Imperialism, as the price for capitalist modernization was paid in the currency of millions of peasantsÕ lives." Photographs and charts, glossary, notes and index. x, 464 pp. ISBN: 1859847390.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 66988
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  • THERE IS NO ME WITHOUT YOU: One Woman's Odyssey to Rescue Africa's Children. by Greene, Melissa Fay.
    Greene, Melissa Fay.
    THERE IS NO ME WITHOUT YOU: One Woman's Odyssey to Rescue Africa's Children.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bloomsbury, (2006) dj. Hardcover first edition - The story of Haregewoin Teffera of Ethiopa, whose Addis Ababa home became an unofficial orphanage and day school for the children left bereft by the AIDS crisis. Illustrated with color photographs. ISBN: 1596911166.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 59120
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  • Hughes, John.
    THE NEW FACE OF AFRICA SOUTH OF THE SAHARA.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & London: Longman's, Green & Co., 1961. dj. Hardcover first edition - An account of the African revolutions by a journalist who had been living in and reporting from Africa since 1946. Describes events in the Congo, South Africa, Kenya, Ethiopa and more - and includes information on the African leaders - Kasavubu, Toure, Tshombe, Lumumba, Kenyatta and Nkrumah. Map endpapers. Index. 296 pages.

    Condition: Near fine in a somewhat edgeworn, but overall good, dustjacket.

    Book ID: 16151
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  • TO ASMARA. by Keneally, Thomas.
    Keneally, Thomas.
    TO ASMARA.

    Edition: First Canadian edition.

    Toronto: Lester & Orpen Dennys, (1989.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel set in the war torn horn of Africa by this Australian writer. A Western journalist, along with several others, makes a trip into the mountains of Eritrea to the rebel base there 290 pp. ISBN: 0-88619-2382.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 57616
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  • TO ASMARA. by Keneally, Thomas.
    Keneally, Thomas.
    TO ASMARA.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Warner, (1989.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Novel set in the war torn horn of Africa by this Australian writer. A Western journalist, along with several others, makes a trip into the mountains of Eritrea to the rebel base there SIGNED on the title page and dated in 1995. Map., 290 pp. ISBN: 0-88619-2382.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 58804
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